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« on: July 10, 2014 05:26:55 PM »

First of all, did you know it existed?  Ours recently just put up the sign, but apparently some of the locations have been doing it for years.  You ask and they give you a 5-lb bag of used grounds to use in your garden (free).

Which brings me to my question -- then what? Smiley  I know they are to be used as a fertilizer, but what exactly is the process?  Layer?  Till them in?  Teach me, oh wise gardeners. Smiley

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« Reply #1 on: July 11, 2014 02:18:18 AM »

They are also supposed to be slug deterrents. Sprinkle them around your vulnerable plants and the caffeine and the texture is supposed to put them off.

They are slightly acid, so consider where you're putting them.

They can go in the compost too, just spread 'em around abit  so there's no big lump. If you use the browns vs greens method, they count as browns.

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« Reply #2 on: July 11, 2014 02:28:43 AM »

We use coffee grounds in our worm compost bin.   Smiley 

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« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2015 10:19:07 PM »

Just keep in mind that if you have pets, especially ones that like to eat random things in the garden, the coffee grounds could be tempting, and very dangerous for them.  I knew about it, but I have dogs and the neighbourhood cats love to visit, so never took advantage of it Sad

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